2011 Speed Calendar Continue to Take Shape

The 2011 Canadian speed calendar of events is continuing to take shape.

Recent events, chances, and announcements include:

  • May 14th- Trillium 10k in Mount Forest, Ontario
  • June 4th-5th- Ottawa Inline Skating Festival
  • July 1st- Canada Day Marathon, Cambridge
  • July 16th- Roller Marathon de Montreal
  • Early September’s 24-Hours Montreal now part of North American series: NROC

Do new exercise guidelines send the right message?

The big picture is quite clear: Canadians need to move a lot more and sit a lot less. It’s the details that have caused some confusion.

While the new exercise guidelines released Monday are straightforward, the rationale is leaving some people scratching their heads. That’s because while the message is to exercise more often and more intensely, the recommended minimum levels of physical activity for children and adults have been reduced — from 90 minutes to an hour a day for kids and teens, and from an hour a day to 150 minutes a week for adults.

Read more: Do new exercise guidelines send the right message?